postpartum psychosis

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postpartum psychosis

[‚pōs¦pärd·əm sī′kō·səs]
(psychology)
A psychotic reaction in a woman following childbirth.
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The old conception of "puerperal psychosis" (MacDonald, 1847) as a special entity is no longer tenable, although it is a convenient term in everyday use, so long as it is understood to refer to the setting in which the psychosis occurs and is not in itself a diagnosis.
Six years on, Jackie is co-ordinator of a research project called Action on Puerperal Psychosis, run by a team of doctors at Birmingham University and headed by Professor Ian Brockington.
Postnatal depression covers a broad range of conditions from the so-called "baby blues" to the severe and life-threatening puerperal psychosis.
Mum to Eilidh, 15, Billy, 11, and five-year-old Erin, Lorna had developed puerperal psychosis, the most severe form of the condition and was twice admitted to psychiatric hospital as doctors feared for her life.
By their child's first Christmas, she was in a psychiatric hospital suffering the most severe form, puerperal psychosis.
After having Pauline, she also got puerperal psychosis a severe form of post natal depression.
The findings come from a study of 120 women at high risk of the condition known as puerperal psychosis.
Puerperal psychosis following ablaction with bromocriptine.